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Game Preview: Butler Bulldogs

Game Preview: Butler Bulldogs

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports 'Cats and Dogs square off for a second time this season. After a big victory over St. John’s on Tuesday, No. 8 Villanova (15-5, 10-2 Big East) will look to continue building momentum when it takes on Butler (8-13, 7-11) Sunday at Hinkle Fieldhouse. The game is at 12:00 p.m. ET and will be airing on CBS. Last Time on Cats vs. Dogs Villanova and Butler have already faced off the season. Back on December 16, in Villanova’s Big East home opener, the Wildcats easily beat the Bulldogs, 85-66, earning Jay Wright his 600th career win as a head...
VU Hoops Feb 26, 2021
NBA Wildcat Watch (Feb. 26)

NBA Wildcat Watch (Feb. 26)

Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Ending the work week with five ‘Cats in action. From Tuesday through Friday, each time a former Wildcat hits the court, we will recap how they did and include a few highlights (if available). On Tuesdays, we’ll also recap what happened over the weekend, so you don’t miss the action. This will also serve as a discussion board. We will try to keep it updated as soon as the games are over, so check back often! Ending the work week with five NBA Wildcats. Check back later to see how they did! Kyle Lowry Toronto hosts Houston for a...
VU Hoops Feb 26, 2021
Friday’s Arizin: Robinson-Earl makes final five for Karl Malone Award (Feb. 26)

Friday’s Arizin: Robinson-Earl makes final five for Karl Malone Award (Feb. 26)

Happy Friday! Happy Friday! Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is in the running for more accolades. He’s one of the final five for the Karl Malone Award, an accolade annually given to the top power forward in college basketball. It’s down to him, Drew Timme (Gonzaga), Trayce Jackson-Davis (Indiana), Justin Champagnie (Pitt), and Sandro Mamukelashvili (Seton Hall). The “news”: Robinson-Earl a finalist for the Karl Malone Award | Villanova AthleticsHe’s in the running for an annual award given to the top power forward in college basketball. NCAA announces contingency plans for...
VU Hoops Feb 25, 2021
State of the Nova Nation: Shutting down the Red Storm, Hinkle Trap (?), and more!

State of the Nova Nation: Shutting down the Red Storm, Hinkle Trap (?), and more!

VU Hoops After a dominant wire-to-wire win over St. John’s, the Wildcats are preparing for a trip to Hinkle Fieldhouse, where anything goes. The podcast is also available for free on iTunes/Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, Stitcher and Spotify (a bit later in the day)! You may also listen to the newest episode at the very bottom of the post. Episode Description: The Villanova Wildcats enjoyed a dominant wire-to-wire win over the St. John’s Red Storm. The ‘Cats got a bit of revenge, making up for an earlier loss. They set the tone from opening tip and excelled on...
VU Hoops Feb 25, 2021
Thursday’s Arizin: Daily links for Feb. 25

Thursday’s Arizin: Daily links for Feb. 25

Happy Thursday! Happy Thursday! The “news”: Is Villanova a 2021 Final Four team? When you win 2 NCAA Tournament titles, that’s the question. | Philadelphia InquirerThis team is a work in progress, but nobody would be excited to see the Wildcats next on the schedule. And they’re good enough to win any one game, Gonzaga included. Preparation, willingness to work help Longino become Germantown Academy’s top scorer – PA Prep Live'Nova commit Jordan Longino became the all-time leading scorer at Germantown Academy, surpassing Villanova alum Alvin Williams for the throne...
VU Hoops Feb 24, 2021
Wednesday’s Arizin: Daily links for Feb. 24

Wednesday’s Arizin: Daily links for Feb. 24

Happy Wednesday! The “news”: Jalen Brunson has been really good and it’s time to talk about it | MSN SportsIt’s hard to imagine where the Mavericks would be without Brunson, who has done just about everything you could have asked for him in his third season. Women's Basketball: Maddy Siegrist Named Co-National Player of the Week - Villanova UniversityThe USBWA (United States Basketball Writers Association) today announced its weekly award winners and Wildcat sophomore forward Maddy Siegrist was named Co-National Player of the Week. Women's Basketball: Wildcats Continue...
VU Hoops Feb 23, 2021
Villanova’s fast start sets tone in 81-58 win over St. John’s

Villanova’s fast start sets tone in 81-58 win over St. John’s

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports After a devastating loss on Feb. 3, The No. 8 Wildcats got their revenge Tuesday night, defeating St. John’s 81-58 . Villanova shot 48% from the floor and made 11 three pointers. Villanova came out on a mission, shooting 50% from the field and 43% from three in the first half. The Wildcats’ fast start set the tone for the rest of the game, and kept St. John’s playing catch-up throughout. Caleb Daniels led the team with 17 points and was 4-of-6 three point shooting. “We just wanted to come out and just set the tone early, and just...
VU Hoops Feb 23, 2021
St. John’s: The Game Chat

St. John’s: The Game Chat

Photo by Porter Binks/ Wildcats look to avenge their earlier loss to the Red Storm. Tuesday, February 23, 2021 8pm ET #8 Villanova Wildcats (14-3, 9-2) vs. St. John's Red Storm (14-9, 8-8) KenPom: Villanova: 11 | St. John's: 68 Finneran Pavilion Where: Villanova, PA TV: CBS Sports Network Stream: n/a Odds: Villanova -11 Villanova looks to a loss from earlier in the season as they host the St. John’s Red Storm at the Finneran Pavilion on Tuesday. Start looking through your TV Provider for CBS Sports Network. This is your game thread for...
VU Hoops Feb 23, 2021
NBA Wildcat Watch (Feb. 20-23)

NBA Wildcat Watch (Feb. 20-23)

Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Time to get caught up with the NBA Wildcats. From Tuesday through Friday, each time a former Wildcat hits the court, we will recap how they did and include a few highlights (if available). On Tuesdays, we’ll also recap what happened over the weekend, so you don’t miss the action. This will also serve as a discussion board. We will try to keep it updated as soon as the games are over, so check back often! It’s time to get caught up on the NBA action from Saturday through Monday, plus a look at the five ‘Cats in action on...
VU Hoops Feb 23, 2021
State of the Nova Nation: Defense, defense, defense, and a Red Storm is Brewing

State of the Nova Nation: Defense, defense, defense, and a Red Storm is Brewing

VU Hoops The Wildcats got back on track vs. UConn, but now they’ll look for revenge against St. John’s. The podcast is also available for free on iTunes/Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, Stitcher and Spotify (a bit later in the day)! You may also listen to the newest episode at the very bottom of the post. Episode Description: After a defensive nightmare against Creighton, the Villanova Wildcats regrouped during their week off between games and put together their best defensive performance of the season in their win against the UConn Huskies. The shots didn’t...
VU Hoops Feb 23, 2021
Tuesday’s Arizin: Gillespie named Bob Cousy Award finalist (Feb. 23)

Tuesday’s Arizin: Gillespie named Bob Cousy Award finalist (Feb. 23)

The senior is one of five finalists for the Bob Cousy Award, which is given to the nation’s top point guard. Collin Gillespie is a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, an accolade given to the nation’s top point guard. The list was trimmed down to five candidates on Monday, with Gillespie making the cut. Villanova’s Jalen Brunson won the award in 2018. Now, the rest of the “news”: Five finalists for 2021 Bob Cousy point guard award announced | NCAA.comThe Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Monday the five finalists for the Bob Cousy point guard...
VU Hoops Feb 22, 2021
‘Nova up to #8

‘Nova up to #8

Photo by Mitchell Layton/ ‘Cats bump up two spots Villanova (14-3, 9-2) improved two spots to #8 in the newest AP Poll released on Monday. The Wildcats went 1-0 last week with a 68-60 victory over the Connecticut Huskies. Gonzaga remains the nation’s #1 collecting data 60 of the 64 First Place votes (an improvement from 59 first-place votes last week); Baylor, at #2, tallied the other First Place votes to stay as the top duo for the eleventh consecutive week. Three Big Ten teams — Michigan, Ohio State, and Illinois round out the Top 5 for the second consecutive...
VU Hoops Feb 22, 2021
Three takeaways from Villanova’s win over UConn

Three takeaways from Villanova’s win over UConn

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports It was a nice bounceback win for the ‘Cats. Jay Wright and the Villanova Wildcats took down the UConn Huskies, 68-60, on Saturday February 20th. UConn rejoined the Big East Conference after the split in 2013. The ‘Cats grinded this game out on both ends of the floor for a win. It was nice to see an old school Big East battle between two March Madness playoff hopefuls. Let’s take a look at the takeaways from this win: Defense is improving After a couple of shaky defensive performances, Villanova seemed to come out with a renewed...
VU Hoops Feb 20, 2021
Villanova holds off UConn in 68-60 win

Villanova holds off UConn in 68-60 win

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports It wasn’t a pretty game, but the Wildcats were able to scrap, lock down, and make the key shots to hang on for the win. In a great defensive showing, the Villanova Wildcats defeated the UConn Huskies 68-60 at the Finneran Pavilion. It was the first meeting between both teams since the Huskies rejoined the Big East. Villanova (14-3, 9-2 Big East) did not shoot the ball particularly well, going 5-of-22 from three, however their harassing defense was the key to their win against an impressive UConn (10-6, 7-6 Big East). For ‘Nova, Collin...
VU Hoops Feb 20, 2021
UConn: The Game Thread

UConn: The Game Thread

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ First conference game against an old rival. Saturday, February 20, 2021 1pm ET #10 Villanova Wildcats (13-3, 8-2) vs. Connecticut Huskies (10-5, 7-5) KenPom: Villanova: 11 | UConn: 36 Finneran Pavilion Where: Villanova, PA TV: FOX Stream: n/a Odds: TBD An old Big East rival returns to Villanova - this time as the newest member of the BIG EAST. Jay Wright’s ‘Nova squad look to return to their winning ways as they host the UConn Huskies on big FOX. This is your game thread for discussion. Have fun...and remember, we cannot...

Wildcats Player News

  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

    Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

    Friday’s Arizin: Robinson-Earl makes final five for Karl Malone Award (Feb. 26)

  • Collin Gillespie

    Collin Gillespie

    Tuesday’s Arizin: Gillespie named Bob Cousy Award finalist (Feb. 23)

  • Caleb Daniels

    Caleb Daniels

    Villanova’s fast start sets tone in 81-58 win over St. John’s

  • Jermaine Samuels

    Jermaine Samuels

    State of the Nova Nation: BIG GAME JERMAINE, Marquette and Creighton preview

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